Beautiful hotel, walking distance to all the sites
We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Gran Melia. We stayed in a Red Level room, which was very spacious. Bathroom was very modern. Rain shower head had excellent water pressure. The hotel has just officially reopened after a major renovation, and it is just beautiful. All the Melia hotels do such a good job of blending historic and modern touches. Staff at this hotel were young and a little inexperienced, but extremely nice and friendly. The Red Level lounge was an especially nice convenience - the offer great food and drinks all day long. The Spanish omelettes and churros with hot chocolate for breakfast were amazing, and the Rioja wine and hors d'oeuvres in the evening were also excellent. The hotel is in easy walking distance to most major sites in Madrid.